Blue beans

I get some of my best cooking ideas when I go to restaurants.  I like to savor the dishes made by professional chefs and then attempt to recreate them when I get home.

Of course, I'm a simple cook, so recreating a restaurant dish requires that the dish isn't too complicated.  This suits me just fine, because easy to make and delicious to eat is my kitchen motto.

Several weeks ago, I went to lunch at a cafe, where I got my latest inspiration.  I ordered green beans, dressed up with a bit of blue cheese and walnuts, a combination refreshingly new to me.  I promptly went to the grocery store, bought my ingredients, and whipped up this dish.

Green Beans with Walnuts and Blue Cheese:

  • Steam green beans in a medium sized skillet
  • Meanwhile, chop and toast walnuts over medium-high heat, until nuts are browned
  • Drain beans and return to skillet
  • Add toasted walnuts and crumbled blue cheese
  • Place lid on skillet, toss, and serve (I served my beans warm, but these would also be great cold, a perfect dish for your next picnic).

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